Alaska Native News- A U.S. appeals court has reversed a ruling that said the National Security Agency’s program to collect phone records from millions of Americans in an effort to locate terrorist plots was illegal.
In 2013, a lower court ruled the program was probably unconstitutional because it likely violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches.
The appellate court, however, ruled the plaintiffs failed to show they were targeted for surveillance as part of the program. The three-judge panel sent the case back to a lower court judge who had issued an injunction, pending the appeal, to halt the data collection.
Before Obama militarized our government against his political enemies (and we find that there are WAY too many willing participants) I saw the NSA surveillance as critical to national security.
Now I say “Fuck that.”
Good thing the puzzie republicans let bummer have all his appointees to the feral courts. He just screwed America by sticking us with almost half the new federal “loyal” judges across the country.